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>> live from the kgo tv broadcast center, this is abc7 news. >> right now a desperate search for a young woman who vanished on new year's eve. good morning. >> the 19-year-old alyssa byrne disappeared after leaving the snowglobe music festival in south lake tahoe. her father is searching for her after she failed to return to the horizon casino in nevada. we are live in petaluma with the latest on the story. >> the ultimate good news is that alyssa byrne has been found. her father is up there watching the search-and-rescue effort. he is very impressed by what he
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is seeing. here in petaluma, the entire town seems to be rallying around the missing girl. >> 2,585 members strong. with more adding on every minute. >> the father is amazed at facebook response. a couple of sightings since noon yesterday on the "find alyssa byrne page." she disappeared after going to a concert with friends. the last call was 11:30 and was seen at the hotel at midnight. then nothing. her mother is staying behind in petaluma in case she turns up here. word this morning is investigators will check bank records. >> at this point, they were considering even going door to door in the casinos to do a door to door-to-door check. 20 friends have driven to south
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lake tahoe to get out the word. a close friend is headed to tahoe tomorrow and talked and texted with alyssa byrne on new year's eve and thought nothing of the sudden end until the next day to day when i saw the next day, has anyone seen alyssa byrne and i heard no one had seen her i was starting to get worried. >> it is not that unusual for a 19-year-old woman to take off but her mother says that is not the way her daughter operates. >> we are hoping she is indoors at this point. we are waiting to hear. waiting for her to come through the doors. >> the mother says that the days are far better than the nights as she waits to hear a word about her daughter. the family is feeling devastated and is nearly impossible to hold it together. >> certainly understandable, thank you. in south bay, families of
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children kidnapped or murdered are launching a program to protect other children. now, this is in memory of polly kloss. >> this is right. today would be the 32nd birthday. rather than a party, though, her father is holding a press conference. he is announcing that he has created products over the past year to help prevent child abduction. or help parents be good first responders. one is a wrist watch that cannot be removed from a child with a g.p.s. in it. parents can then find them. and also, a cloud-based browser that protects kids online from predators and marketing. they are launching an app for the smartphone that helps keep parents connected. her father thinks this is a good start. >> we are always a step behind the bad guy, in question. what we can do is continue to develop tools, continue to
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develop relationships. we get a handle on it. we are better than we used to be. we can certainly be better in the future in dealing with the issues than we have in the past. >> the foundation played a huge role in the search for the teen who disappeared in march so the press conference is held at this center's headquarters. this is in memory of polly kloss kidnapped from her bedroom at knife point in 1993. >> finally, they have created a fund for parents to help with the cost of housing when they are involved in any active search. all that is announced right here in morgan hill. mark kloss will give this everything he has. >> thank you. in san francisco, five armed men who stole money and electronics in a home invasion are still on the loose.
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police say the men had a knife and handguns and stormed into a home on 40th avenue before 3:00 this morning. they took iphones and a laptop and an undisclosed amount of money. authorities have not said if the phone was targeted. there were no injuries. >> a fight between a man and his son in daly city resulted in both going to the hospital. police were called to the apartments to find the father was stabbed several times. his son suffered head trauma. no one saw what happened but the two victims. police are trying to figure out what set the men off. >> the hey proposal is accepting applications for the first time in three years this morning as they look for new officers in cyber space. you can apply online from now through saturday for chp, the first of many steps to become an officer. you can find a link on our website at
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and new officers earn $67,000 a year after they finish the academy. >> today is a new going for students who survived the tragedy at sandy hook elementary school returning to school for the first time. they are now in a different building. they also have a lot of report. now live to the new sandy hook elementary school in monroe, connecticut. wendy? >> we are a mile away from the new school. an hour ago police held a news conference talking about the school day saying it was routine, calling it "mundane." nothing happened. that is the kind of school day they wanted. >> school buses pulled to a different building this morning, but most of the faces inside will be the same faces, like first grader, lauren, and her brother, dalton, in 4th grade. the mother followed the bus and will stay with lauren the entire day. >> i am not to the part about
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not being with them. i need to stay with them for a while. >> the seven-year-old, lawn, -- lauren, was in the 1st grade class and is considered a hero, the teacher, for hiding the students in a bathroom and saved their lives. it is a delicate balance for children. >> when you return to familiarity in a comfortable situation and you had control over that situation, that restores your previous belief. >> the new school is a former chalk hill middle school in monroe but the name of the school was changed to sandy hook elementary school to ease the constitute transition. a mix of volunteers and staff helped transform the building into a welcoming place copying their old classrooms with hanging decorations sent from all over the world. >> there were 80 people in the building cleaning up the building, doing the kind of things, including painting, that would make it look cheerful and
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happy. >> an hour ago, the state's governor held a news conference, saying he will create an advisory committee to study gun control. live in monroe, connecticut, back to you. >> just ahead, a major recall from subaru. speaker boehner has been re-elected as speaker of the house of representatives with the new congress taking office right now. >> a rare sighting in san francisco. what has this cute little critter so content although he [ female announcer ] this is a special message from at&t. [ male announcer ] it's no secret that the price of things just keeps going up. [ female announcer ] but we have some good news. it's our bundle price promise. [ male announcer ] a price you can definitely count on, for two whole years. from at&t. [ female announcer ] a great price for a great triple-play bundle. [ male announcer ] call now. bundles with u-verse tv, internet and home phone start at $89 a month.
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>> in washington, dc, right now, representative speaker boehner was relative letted and sworn in as speaker of the house of representatives happening right after the 113th congress convenes. here is the speaker at the podium talking to the congress. the new lawmakers include two representatives from the san francisco bay area and a record number of women. abc7 news reporter joins us now. >> minutes ago we wanted john boehner shake hands on the floor receiving 220 votes with nine fellow republicans voting against him. does that signal another two years of bitter debate? or will the newly diverse delegation work together better than the last?
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>> as dedicated by the constitution, when the clock struck noon in washington, dc, the new members of the house of representatives and senate were born in. among those were swalwell representing the new 15th district taking the seat of pete stark after 40 years and huffman who won the 2nd district seat. under the pomp are the same problems that plagued the last group. democrats hoping to boost spending to help the less fortunate. republicans looking for ways to cut spending. there are differences. the new session boast as record number of women. there are 20 female senators, the most, ever, in united states history. also, for the first time, new hampshire makes history as the first state with an all female delegation. a democrat from wisconsin, tammy baldwin, is the first openly gay senator. >> the honorable john boehner having received a majority of
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the votes is elected speaker of the house of representatives for the 113th congress. [ applause ] >> as expected he keeps his job as speaker of the house of representatives but the republican leader is coming off a bruising couple of weeks failing to get conservatives on board with the plan to avoid the fiscal cliff, and house members were angry when he tried to delay a vote on aid for victims of super storm sandy. >> speaker boehner now says the house will vote tomorrow on some aid for super storm sandy with a second vote for billions more later this month. o ahead with thetie. forecast. >> very cold this morning. a lost frost. but that will not be the case in the next couple of days and i will update you on the chance of rain this weekend in the accweather seven-day forecast. >> is the change destroying women's memories? a study connecting memory loss and menopause.
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>> experts make a rare find in san francisco and share how they think this creature ended up in an
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>> cupertino, concord, wine country, and all the bay area, this is abc7 news. >> there is a massive recall of cars and s.u.v.'s because of lighting problems that could lead to fires.
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the model and year are on the screen. 630,000 are being recalled with lights in the doors that shine on the ground when you get out. if water is in the lights it created hat that could melt the plastic around the light. the recall is expected to begin next month. >> it is not your imagination if you are a woman in your 40's or 50's and you feel you have a foggy brain, it is rare. menopause triggers memory lapse and it is not just the result of losing sweet from hot flashes but symptoms are most acute during the usually stage of menopause. 117 women were involved in the study. you can read more in the journal of menopause. >> the san jose state football program is in the spotlight but not the right light. they have just won the military bowl to cap an amazing season but our chief votive reporter found out san jose state is
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among the football programs that give players a powerful painkiller linked to serious health risk. >> focus on one former player that lives in sacramento who says he suffered a heart attack after receiving injections from the team doctor game day after game day so he could play despite severe pain. >> he contacted stanford which just won the rose bowl. you will want did tune in to the report tonight on "world news" at 5:30 and on "nightline." >> all right, right now our meteorologist, mike nicco, is here. it looked like it snowed because there was so were frost. >> we will look and show you what it looked like. if you are about to use the fireplace, don't, the air quality officials discourage wind burning because of the high
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level of pollution. you can see air quality managers stopped short of declaring a third straight "spare the air" day that would make wood burning illegal but in homes with no other heat source. you can see it is pretty gross looking. not clean air. >> quite a technical term. >> so we will look at what is going on right now. you can see it is maybe letting up a little bit. it does that once a year, it warms up and mixed out. southbound from our south beach camera. now, what else is going on? setting the stage if the conditions we have high pressure, lack of clouds and wind and cap on the atmosphere because of sinking air. that is why we have the conditions that could make a "spare the air" day. check out all the 20's this morning inland from 26 at santa
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rosa to 26 in napa with frost in the peninsula. many areas were around 30 including palo alto and san jose officially at 33 but we were down to 29 in saratoga. i tweeted more in-depth list so if you do not see your city, go ahead and check out my twitter. from our producer, he wanted to go governmenting at 7:00 but he did not ask me. i would have said make a later tee time and that is what happened. the golf game was delayed because of frost. you step on frosty grass it kills it. 41 right now in san francisco. 42 in concord. those are the cool spots. most of us are in the mid-to-upper 40's. 54 in half moon bay. mid-40's for santa cruz.
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mostly sunny this afternoon, a few more high clouds, not as cold the next couple of days and rain is looking more and more likely saturday and into sunday. we will top out in the mid-to-upper 50's, close to where we should be. headed to monterey, temperatures in the low 60's. tonight, we will see not so many 20's but there will be some, a lot of low to upper 30's and frost is less likely around the bay mid-30's to mid-40's. area high pressure is still dominating our weather and getting hit by the system passing to the north. high pressure is holding on and keeping the storms away but on saturday morning, here are the cloud cover that comes in to keep the temperatures up. by 1:00 o'clock or 2:00, this is the fastest computer models bringing the rain in. we will adjust this. saturday afternoon is going to be wet. saturday evening will have light-to-moderate rain and yellow will develop. this will last until 10:00, and
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we will have scattered showers during the overnight hours. more rain is possible sunday and another system on the heels of that on monday gives another slight chance of some rain. temperatures will be back in the mid-40's and when this passes on tuesday and when it looks dry and temperatures are back near 60 so the weekend forecast is changing. we will keep it here. >> we will use you, mike. >> now, starbucks is offering customers "green" for buying reusable cups. the coffee giant this morning will sell reusable plastic cups like the one kristen showed now a dollar. when you use the cup you get a ten cent discount so it pays for itself after ten drinks. >> starbucks will wash the cup with you, as restaurants are facing mounting pressure to reduce the use of disposable containers. it has a plastic lid and you have to take it off before
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microwaving. >> we have much more ahead including awesome pictures of a rare sight in san francisco. >> how
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>> coming up at 3:00, a texas mother behind bars for killing her foster son. and a three-year-old girl's play-by-play is going viral, analysis of a referee's bad call. on abc7 news at 5:00, asleep at wheel, literally, how many people admit to falling asleep while drivg in just the past month. we have those stories and more on abc news at 4:00 and 5:00. >> his name is sutro sam, the first river otto seen in san francisco in half a century the. >> he is very popular at at the fresh water pond where he is feeding on goldfish the. >> speakers are at a loss to explain this. but their guess is he swam from marin county where there is a
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growing population. >> the river otter leaves parents at a certain age and he is not afraid of people. >> i hope he will come out. if he doesn't, it is not performing for me. it is not about me. seeing it was fun. >> he was spotted by bird watchers in sent -- september and two weeks earlier they were seen. >> they are at home in fresh water or salt water. right? >> we have been watching the pictures all morning. >> usually i take the kids to coyote point museum to see a river otter but there you go. real life. hope he will be there. thank you for joining us. captioned by, closed captioning services, inc. [ male announcer ] if you're ready to get more from your tv service,
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